coup d'oeil

[ koo dœ-yuh; English koo-dey ]
/ ku ˈdœ yə; English ˈku ˈdeɪ /

noun, plural coups d'oeil [koo dœ-yuh; English koo-dey]. /ku ˈdœ yə; English ˈku ˈdeɪ/. French.

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Origin of coup d'oeil

First recorded in 1730–40; literally, “stroke of the eye”
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British Dictionary definitions for coup d'oeil

coup d'oeil
/ French (ku dœj) /

noun plural coups d'oeil (ku dœj)

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Word Origin for coup d'oeil

literally: stroke of the eye
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